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About yoshii

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    SF Bay, CA / San Diego, CA
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    macro algae, weird inverts, photography, sleeping, research/learning new things

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  1. Wow that's some really interested planula stuff you've got going on! Yes, coralline gives off settlement cues for corals. Planula also tend to swim away from light, how shaded is the cup they're in? I just tried to Google more info about corallimorph sexual reproduction...but I can't find much detailed info
  2. Aww If you sell everything, will you start the tank up again? Or is school taking up too much of your time?
  3. Nice! The Das Korallenriff-Aquarium - Band 2 (The Coral Reef Aquarium Vol. 2) got published and they sent a copy to my house, but it's also in German. Apparently it's a 490 page hard cover o.o. I'll get to flip through it when I go home in summer. What is the title of the book your pico is in? Yay! It's always fun to get excited about macros/reefing again I'll have to check out your tank thread again I wish I could order macros here, but due to extra processing days for school mail, I don't want to risk it
  4. Hi Weets! Thank you! Haha, those are becoming quite rare nowadays! Thank you! I'll actually be continuing my project for my Master's at Scripps After that, I don't have concrete plans, but I will probably either pursue my PhD or aim for a job at a public aquarium (currently leaning towards the latter)
  5. *slowly emerges from shadows* Hi guys, obviously I haven't been active on here recently, so I figure I'd share why (don't worry, it's a good reason!) As you may or may not know, I'm currently a senior college student, who will be graduating in June I'm a marine biology major (no surprise there). This school year I started my own research project with two coral reef labs at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. I love it, it's about algae, and how important algae can be for reefs I applied and got accepted to present my research at the 24th Hawaiian Conservation Conference in Honolulu!! So because of this project and the conference, I spend most of my free time in lab, leading to a lack of NR activity My tank is still just chugging along, I haven't added anything new in a long time. My roommates love to feed Pocky and are still oddly obsessed with "those pink worms" (bristleworms)
  6. to NR! That light will be ok for softies & zoas, but not for an anemone (which also needs a mature tank and steady parameters). Also, the fixture will be a bit small for your tank. I had that light before, and it died before I had even had it for a year and that was over a FW tank. I would suggest a PAR 38 (specifically one made for reefs), or Nanobox, or AI Prime, something along those lines. I love T5s, but LEDs over a small tank really help keep the temp down
  7. Welcome to NR! One tip, use an airline splitter, that way you can use 1 air pump and multiple jars. They sell them at any basic pet store like Petco/Petsmart I think indirect lighting would be fine, it's really up to you. Good luck!
  8. Glad it looks like you got rid of most of the GHA! Once the macros really start flourishing, it shouldn't be a problem again. What do you have planned next for this tank?
  9. Yeah my boss is pretty cool. I've known him for several years, from before I started working for him Got a K-Nano today, man it is tiny compared to my K1. I was surprised this tiny thing costs $30. I'll plug it in tomorrow and probably plug it into my light timer, so it will turn off at night. Sad news, they say my phone's motherboard is a goner They want $150 to replace it. But my mom called Samsung and she wants me to send it in to them cause they might replace it or fix it for less. So I'm going to call them this weekend and see if I need to ship it off to them. Sigh. It's hard to live without a phone nowadays! So many of my friends have texted me and thought I ignored them
  10. Glad you're back!
  11. Sleeping Reefing Nail art Netflix Reading Things I like to do but haven't done much recently: Photography Hiking/camping
  12. Sucks that you had to start over Hopefully this time around things will go more in your favor! Are the clowns the only fish you have now?
  13. Pics under just the PAR 30 bulb (mostly blue/purple color) I still haven't re-placed everything from the move, obviously I moved the AC back to the left side of the tank, but I'm still not really happy with the flow. Next LFS trip I'll probably pickup a small powerhead. I should head back over there soon, cause my phone is at a fix it shop nearby
  14. Looks beautiful Mark! Stunning colors and placement I'm interested in seeing how the Cousin It frag does in the lower PAR
  15. Tank and livestock made it safely back to SD last week! Before I left my boss gave me a bunch of yumas and acans so I have a bunch of frags on the sand I haven't placed yet. I went to my 2 local LFS yesterday and picked up a little orange Fungia plate coral (despite my lack of space on the sand lol). I've always wanted a little one and finally justified the purchase since I know I won't be moving the tank again for another 5-6 months. I also picked up some plants and tetras for my little betta tank. Pocky the clownfish is still doing good, and is still as cute as ever. I thought about getting him a fishy friend, but idk if he would steal all the food away from a goby. The 2nd LFS had a bunch of very healthy-looking gold neon gobies. The only sad news, my Nass snail died I know he's just a snail, but he's been with me through at least 3 tank transfers over the years. He liked hang out on the glass in my old 10g, and liked to be hand-fed in my old 3.7g. I noticed when I moved the tank back to SD that he wasn't moving around much at all. At one point I thought he was dead, and went to go wash his shell in the sink but he proved he was still alive, just barely. Yesterday I checked his shell again and found the bristleworms were cleaning it out. I'm going to keep his shell as a memory of my past tanks. I changed the position of my AC filter, from the side of the tank to the back, but I think I might change it back, or get a small powerhead. It's providing great flow to one side of the tank, and the other side is barely getting anything. I have a K1 sitting around, but it's a bit big for this tank. Maybe a K-nano would work? I was going to take some cell phone pics for a quick update, but my phone decided to stop working It's at a fix it shop over the weekend, hopefully they can fix it for not too much $$$ cause my mom just finished paying it off (she got it for my 21st birthday). Maybe this means I have to actually use my DSLR I'll try to get some pics of the new frags